Sunday 12 July 2020
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Legal Counsel



Hours:Full Time

Full Description

Purpose of the role:

The purpose of this position is to provide legal advice across a spectrum of internal matters in each of the jurisdictions in which operations are performed.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Providing legal input into all aspects of the affairs of the business in Guernsey, Jersey, Luxembourg, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom
  • Advising the Compliance Team in relation to the application of legal and regulatory obligations in each jurisdiction and providing additional assistance as required
  • Assuming primary responsibility for the maintenance and development of the business' regulatory policies and procedures
  • Advising the Finance and Client Teams in relation to tax matters
  • Supporting Management in new business initiatives of the business
  • Assisting the Business Development Team in marketing initiatives from time-to-time
  • Acting as a higher authority for the Administration and Accounting Teams on day-to-day problems of a legal nature in relation to all clients, ensuring that company policy and professional guidelines are adhered to and that a professional quality service is provided to clients and outside contacts
  • Providing legal support on the more complex aspects of client affairs
  • Developing relations with external law firms in the provision of legal advice
  • Monitoring legal and regulatory developments, updating senior management and other staff on any relevant changes (through written updates and training) and shaping internal policies and procedures to respond to
Knowledge, Skills and Expertise:
  • You will ideally have 2- 3 years practical legal experience and will hold a relevant professional qualification
  • You will require sound technical knowledge of funds and the offshore markets as well as an adaptable nature to address questions of a regulatory, HR, IP/IT and general commercial nature in multiple jurisdictions. An ability to provide commercial, risk sensitive legal solutions is essential
  • Good interpersonal skills are required to develop close working relationships with colleagues, clients and business contacts across jurisdictions.
  • A willingness to travel is also relevant
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